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Re: Do art teachers use the textbooks

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Teri Sanford Mason (terily)
Fri, 25 Jun 1999 11:24:03 -0500


I had never had more than one copy of any given book before this year.
I always relied on slides, overheads, prints and ideas from School ARts,
other teachers and my travels around the world. This year the new
school I am at had adopted the SRA art series (can't remember the title)
and had purchased enough books for every kid in the school!! So I try
to use them sometimes, especially when I want them all to see the
artwork or write a definition in their sketchbook (I do this with 3-5).
Since I am a kinesthetic learner (have to see it, hear it AND write it
down), I know that it helps many kids to write it and have it as a
reference.

Anyway, I use them, but I certainly don't check them out to the kids.
The most I would have needed is a class set of each grade level.
Instead I have a closet FULL of textbooks.

I also find that I use the big book version of K-2 the most, even for
the older grades (when introducing a new concept). The definitons are
very basic and they have good, large copies of artwork (almost like a
poster!).

teri